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Tribeca Review: 'Freaky Deaky' Is A 1970s-Set Farce Where The Afros Outnumber The Laughs

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 23, 2012 3:21 PM
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Just when you thought filmmakers had milked every gag possible from setting a movie in the 1970s, along comes writer/director Charles Matthau to prove that theory correct in the moribund Elmore Leonard adaptation “Freaky Deaky.” Though the source material takes place in 1988, Matthau heard the call of polyester and fur and answered be relocating the film to the seventies, resulting in a film drowning in cornball aesthetics, extravagant living room furniture, funk music out of a bad porno and loud fashion under the guise of mise en scene.

Exclusive: 3 Clips From 'Freaky Deaky' Featuring Crispin Glover, Andy Dick, Billy Burke & More; Film Premieres At Tribeca Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 12:18 PM
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The Tribeca Film Festival will not be short on any films offering sombre, sober drama but if you're hitting the fest and looking for something a little off the beaten path, then "Freaky Deaky" might just be the answer. We're happy to unveil three clips from the film based on the book by Elmore Leonard that offers a twisty, funny crime tale.

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